Category Archives: Books and Writing

Exciting Writing News!!

     Today I wanted to take some time to share my exciting writing news! I worked with my editor to get all of my books from The Finding Home Series available with hardback covers. This is important because libraries and schools only want books in hardbacks because they last longer. Could you help me get …

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Spiritual Practices: for the Classroom

I was asked to translate some spiritual practices into non-spiritual language for classroom settings for a seminar at the Nevada Reading Week Conference. Since our beautiful conference got snowed out, I thought it would be fun to share those here, for you or your teacher friends to try! Mindfulness in the Classroom, by Jacci Turner …

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A Very Big Day…Indeed

Happy 2018!! I’m taking a moment from my blog for some shameless self promotion!  January 2nd marks a big day for me. The Paperback publication of The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening is finally available! Woot! I’m very excited to hold this book in my hand. About the Book A week at a retreat …

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Spiritual Practice: Hospitality

Well, I failed miserably with the fasting practice I chose for the last two weeks; I just completely forgot about it. I guess that happens sometimes, life encroaches and then there was Harry Potter World, and butter bear, and the beach… but, anyway, it’s all about grace, right? This week I wanted to talk about …

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Pre-order for the paperback out January 2nd.

Today is book launch day for The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening. Here’s what people are saying: “The Retreat is a colorful and winsome story that underscores howmuch contemplative practice is needed in our modern times.” ~Phileena Heuertz,author of Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Lifeand Founding Partner, Gravity, a Center for Contemplative …

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Spiritual Practices: Spiritual Direction

Hello and welcome to my bi-monthly blog on spiritual practices*. Last time my wonderful spiritual director guest blogged about Centering Prayer because it was not a practice I had tried consistently. I must say, it wasn’t easy for me these last two weeks. Some days were easier than others. Some days it was an exercise …

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Spiritual Practice: Living with Intention

Every two weeks, I’ve been posting a blog about a different spiritual practice, and you, hopefully, have been trying them with me. For more information as to why we are doing this, read the bottom paragraph. * Review: Last week we talked about breath prayers. Did you try it? It’s such a lovely, easy way …

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Spiritual Practice: Praying a Labyrinth

As you may know, my newest book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening, will be out in March through Harper Legend (pssst, you can actually pre-order it on Amazon). In anticipation of that, I invite you to join me on a journey of spiritual awakening as we try different spiritual practices together. Every two weeks, I will …

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Spiritual Practice: Silence and Solitude

As you may know, my newest book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening, will be out in March through Harper Legend (pssst, you can actually pre-order it on Amazon). In anticipation of that, I invite you to join me on a journey of spiritual awakening as we try different spiritual practices together. Every two …

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Spiritual Practice: The Examen

As you may know my newest book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening, will be out in March through Harper Legend (pssst, you can actually pre-order it here on Amazon). In anticipation of that, I invite you to join me on a journey of spiritual awakening as we try different spiritual practices together. Every …

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